Quote: Originally Posted by limneos
Hello Daimler and welcome to Seven Forums.
You need to change the boot order , by entering your laptop's BIOS and setting the first boot device to be your DVDROM, not your Hard Disk.
Alternatively, some laptops have a bios option that displays a message during bootup to press some key for boot menu/boot options. You could that from there too if you can't enter your bios.
Hope it helps.
Thank you for the welcome!
I realized I didn't include enough information in the first post, but that feature definitely is set. Im using Win 7 right now installed via the DVD drive. It is totally unexpected, because my lappy recognizes every Win DVD boot install I throw at it from XP to Win 7, 32 bit mind you. Since 64 bit was free to download I dowloaded both 32 bit and 64 bit. The 32 bit installation was seamless; the 64 bit was not. That feature just doesnt show during boot when the 64 bit DVD is in - it kind of hangs and then goes straight to my current OS, never giving me the option (almost as if the DVD was not inserted).
So I thought the 64 bit DVD is where the problem is, but it installs on two laptops I tried, neither being a Sony however. So it cant be the DVD...
I emailed and chatted with Sony, my lappy should be able to run 64 bit, however they dont recommend it.
I cant say I know what to do... In light of this new information, any suggestions, pls?
Thank you for your reply! Cheers,